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of us car people, but at the end of the day, it's the friendships that i have made along the way that got me more and more into cars. it's a business. i was always apprehensive if the business would ruin my love for the business itself. it never has. it's given me opportunity to have more responsibility. there are good and bad days. if you have a bad day and we get to go to the paris auto show, it's a dream come true. >> it was a job you applied for, or how did you get into the car business? >> i went to ucla business school. i got an offer from ford to be a financial planner in the rear differential vf series or from toyota to be the product planner for lexus, the first ever one. lexus didn't exist at the time. i was like, a whole car or a rear differential? i'll take the whole car. i was pretty shortsighted, but that's how my first job in the car business started. >> always in marketing? advertising and marketing? >> yeah, i started in product planning. that was my true love. coming up with concepts for new vehicles -- that was a perfect fit for me. >> recent thri there was a v
>>> welcome to nhk news world line. the u.s. embassy announced the head of japan affairs at the state department kevin maher has been fired. visiting u.s. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, in facted him of the move on thursday in their talks on thursday. they say a former deputy chief will assume the post. maher reportedly told some college students in the u.s. last december that okinawans are masters of manipulation and extortion. he was referring to the relocation of a u.s. marines air space station in the southern most prefecture. in the talks with takeaki matsumoto, campbell said maher's comments are unacceptable and contrary to u.s. policy and its respect for the people of okinawa. >>> japan's two major stock exchange operators will explore the possibility of consolidating their businesses. the talks will be aimed at bolstering japan's standing in the world equity market, amid growing pressure for realignment in the industry. if they agree to integrate operations it will have a listing of 4,000 stocks, rivaling the world's leading forces. the two will likel
wants to use it. it's like joining a health club. you pay the fee and get access to the tools in the building. >> you join techshop and get access to the toils to make anything you want want. >> welding and machines. >> all classes, mandatory classes, so all classes are about two to three hours long, maybe 4 to 6 people per class, and all hands on. don't know how to run a machine? no problem. techshop will teach you how to run and operate everything, and the classes are very reasonable. it's the brain child of jim newton. he created an inexpensive sanctuary for artists and inventors of all types, just off highway 101 of san jose, california. that's the site of the original techshop location. i say original, because his one-time local idea has matured into a nationwide need. >> our goal for techshop is to open hundreds of these things, so anybody who has an idea has an outlet to actually make their ideas into reality. >> while silicon valley is famous for entrepreneurs working out of their basements, techshop is aimed as those who need just a gun or programming skills, they're
core, we have been using sea water to pour in -- we have been pouring in sea water but we intend to start pumping in fresh water, and that is expected to start today, using a pump that will be activated. >>> the agency said on wednesday the radiation level near the reactor building had not changed since the smoke appeared. the agency says the cause of the smoke is not known. workers have made progress on tuesday night when lighting was restored in the number 3 reactor control room. electricity to the plant had be been cut since the quake on march 11th. tokyo power company was planning to test the water pumps for the number three reactor but operate ro 0 operations were halted when the smoke caused workers to flee. now we go live to chief secretary's yukio edano's news conference. we are waiting for mr. edano coming in to the room. and holding the news conference. and here's comes yukio edano. >>> translator: good morning. we have been making announcements from the relevant institution agencies. i have nothing to say so i will just take your questions. >>> translator: yesterday, t
of free libya. it used to be a state run radio station but sided with anti-government forces beginning last month. the station director is ali ashour, who is 56. the station director is 56. previously he had not been allowed to broadcast anything other than praise for colonel gadhafi, for which he felt ashamed. ast -government demonstrations month, and security troops killed more than 60 citizens. at the time many staff members gathered in ashour's office. they all resolved to stop broadcasting government propaganda and to support the demonstrators. >> reporter: the aspirations of freedom-seeking young people support ashour's belief. hanza, the second son of ali, took part in the demonstrations and suffered head and leg injuries after clashing with security forces. >> reporter: through broadcasting, ashour is trying to inspire people towards the decisive battle against the gadhafi regime. >> reporter: citizens of libya have stood up in pursuit of freedom. they have been supported by a local station that has rebelled against the dictatorial government. nhk world, watanabe, benghazi. >>>
♪ >> it took bankruptcy and a u.s. government bailout to save general motors. now g.m. is solidly profitable and gaining market share again. even so, it's not fully recovered. it faces weaknesses especially in the american market. how can the company address these issues? we are about to find out because our guest on today's show is mark reuss president of the north america operation. make no mistake about it, north america is where g.m. overwhelmingly makes most of its profit. it's thee core part of the company. stay where you are. we are about to dive into what's going on at general motors in just a moment. >> from our studios in the motor city, this is "autoline." here now is john mcelroy. >> here we are in the studio with mark reuss president of general motors north america. great to have you. >> thanks, john. >> joining us peter de lorenzo, the automotive extremist himself and scott burgess detroit news. let's jump right into it. during the bankruptcy, g.m. and other companies had to cutback on product development. looks to me like you have a lot of momentum in the market, bu
constantly. >>> translator: according to the report today, the u.s. government offers technical assistance, but the japanese declined that offer. this is an important point, so i'd like clarify what happened. on the part of the government, and cabinet, we don't recognize that such a fact has happened. as for the offer from the u.s. government, we'd like to receive more support from the u.s. government on what can be provided from the u.s. government and what is needed in the disaster areas being coordinated and discussed. and at least, on our part, from the cabinet, we have never said that we don't need such support. we are requesting for specific support to the u.s. government, and they are responding, as well. >>> translator: this is a followup question. secretary of state hillary clinton said that coolants are in shortage. was there any specific offers for specific support and are you going to need such assistance as well? >>> translator: in the meantime, what has been discussed we don't grasp the details of the discussions. as for the cooling, we are going to use water in principle. we
. they would use the funds as a mean to escape poverty. he has been critical of corrupt officials. he tried to form a political party in the runup to 2008. this put him at odds with politicians in existing parties. reports had surfaced last year about irregularities in the bank's operations. grameen bank denied the allegations but the government has been putting pressure on yumus to resign. >>> they have identified a person in connection with the on-line posting of exam questions while the tests were underway. the police say the 19-year-old man is an examee for kyoto university. police had been trying to find out who sent the questions to an on-line question and answer site while exams at four universities were in progress. the university s kyoto , doshisha, waseda and rikkyo filed criminal complaints on monday saying offenders obstructed them from conducting fair exams. the police in cooperation with yahoo found the same cell phone had been used at all four universities and that the phone had been bought by a person's parents at a. police are searching for possible accomplices. >>> in busi
have the funding to do it. we have an agreement with the unions, whic i iornt t us, to sustain our factory footprint though we may build on that in the future. he a good rapport between the owner, management, that mix and a strategy for the future. that's what counts, we are not going to share parts with tartar in the future. it's so different, w c't share anything. the freedom they are giving us to shape and develop this country is incredible. at a b responsibility we have to pay back. it's a good turnout for the books. >> jaguar has never gotten into the suv segment or cross over segment, the argument being, that wt nd rover is for. is there space for jaguar to encroach a bit on the hisric segment that land rover was always in? >> i think if you asked five people in the company, you get sixnswers, depending on which siend oside of the company they. >> let's go with the brand. >> then categorically, yes. >> i have to believe dealers would like the sce dealers the world over. >> the way you pose the question is interesting. what we would do if we went into that direction is not do
used six special fire trucks to spray water in the building. they sprayed 50 tons of water in 40 minutes. there a pressing need to cool fuel at the fukushima power plant. workers are carrying out the efforts to try to restore electricity there. >> the problem started at the plant after it lost the power to keep feeding the reaction and storage pools with water. when the cooling systems shutdown, experts immediately began looking for ways to connect the plant to outside power sources. the number of options were considered. experts decided on an idea that came to them in an emergency drill conducted at the number five reactor last november. >> this is a video of the training conducted based on the facts at the cooling function have been compromised. >> but this time around, it wasn't one reactor, but all six that lost power. four also lost their emergency back-up power. something the plant's operators never thought could happen. the professor at the tokyo institute of technology says nobody ever expected problems on this scale. he says he cannot imagine how to go about dealing wit
concerns are spreading that the trend may adversely affect u.s. consumer sentiment and dampen economic recovery. >>> japan's current account surplus marked its first drop in nearly two months due to a jump in imports and soaring prices of crude oil and iron ore. the finance ministry set in a preliminary report on tuesday that the surplus for january totaled around $5.6 billion. that is a plunge of almost 48% from a year earlier. the trade deficit for january was $4.8 billion. the ministry said weaker exports during china's lunar new year holidays were another negative factor. this is the first time in two years that the trade balance has tipped into the red. the income balance, which includes returns on foreign investment, rose above 10%. the increase was due to improved earnings and overseas subsidiaries of japanese firms. >>> credit worries continue on heavily indebted european countries. this has led a u.s. credit rating agency to downgrade greek government bonds by three notches. moody's said on monday it lowered the rating of greek debt from the already below investment grade of b
reactors on friday. with this strategy in mind, the company intended to use the reactors' water pumps, but instead they were forced to use pump trucks from a distance because high radiation levels were detected near the water pumps. the company plans to switch on lights in the number two reactor's control room on saturday using an external power supply. they will continue to using trucks to pump fresh water to the reactor. water safety became a major concern among parents in japan when radioactive iodine was detected in tap water in tokyo and other areas, and levels above the recommended safety limit for infants. but academics are saying it's okay to let babies drink tap water, if they cannot secure other sources of drinking water. >> translator: the japan pediatric society, the japan society of perinatal and for premature and newborn medicine compiled a joint statement saying there is a bit of confusion over tap water. they say that the national guideline was set on monthly or annual intake, and they say that there is a low possibility for tap water to a health hazard in a short time
moammar gadhafi. u.s. president barack obama has called on gadhafi to step down, but he remains hesitant over creating a no-fly zone over the country. >> i want to make sure that those full range of options are available to me. the region will be watching carefully to make sure we're on the right side of history. >> in a news conference on thursday, obama said gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. he said his departure would be good for libya and the people and he said the u.s. has sent military aircraft to air lift egyptians who have fled from libya to neighboring tunisia. earlier in the week, the u.s. senate unanimously passed a resolution calling on the united nations to impose a no-fly zone. the secretary of defense robert gates said taking control of the skies or other direct military action would have 0 its con consequences for u.s. interests, not just in libya but throughout the middle east. >>> meanwhile, france and britain say they will support the introduction of a no-fly zone. french foreign minister and william hague met in paris on wednesday to discuss the s
japanese name was used. if the donor is confirmed to be a foreign national, i'll return the amount in full. >> before the committee meeting, naoto kan told minister he was aunaware the donor was a foreign national oh national an said he will not resign over the instance. >> if the donor is confirmed to be a foreign national and what the prime minister said is true it will be enough to return the money. former foreign minister me hair ra made a decision not to restein but i heard the foreign minister is not planning to follow suit. >>> forces loyal to libyan leader moammar gadhafi are aerial bombing to cut water and electricity in cities where anti-government forces have taken control. the government has superior equipment such as combat planes. forces loyal to gadhafi continue fierce bombing in the central city of ras lanuf pushing anti-government forces to the east. a counteroffensive has been mounted in zawiya outside tripoli with attacks daily from the air and ground. one of their spokesperson told nhk on thursday that gadhafi loyalists are targeting water, and electricity facilities an
-product of the nuclear power generation process using uranium fuel. at the number 3 reactor of the fukushima plant plutonium is an ingredient in mixed oxide fuel, or mox fuel. plutonium can remain in human lungs and other organs and cause long-term damage, including cancer. radioactivity from plutonium can be blocked by a sheet of paper. >>> at the troubled fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant the effort to cool the reactors is faced with the challenge of preventing further leakage of highly radioactive substances. >> translator: the challenge is to inject enough water into the reactors for them to cool down stably. but at the same time avoid the outflow of water. >> a tepco official says they have detected on sunday more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour from the water in the trench of the number 2 reactor building. the trench is a concrete tunnel located outside the turbine building near the reactor. it houses power cables and pipes connecting the reactor unit and goes out near the pacific ocean. japan's independent nuclear safety agency, or rather commission, believes that highly radioactive s
building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. tokyo police guard will use a water cannon truck to spray water from the outside to cool the storage fuel. each helicopter is capability of carrying 7.5 tons of sea water. the operation was held at around 9:48, 9:52, 9:54 a.m. and also 10:00 a.m. on thursday morning. due to radiation levels, though, the operation should be conducted from a minimum altitude and limited to 40 minutes per helicopter per day. on wednesday, a white plume was seen rising from a reactor building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. tokyo electric power company says water in a storage pool intended to cool spent fuel apparently evaporated from the vapor has the cooling system has not been working since the quake. there is urgent need for cooling to stop the fuel from emitting hydrogen for possible explosion or meltdown. at 9:48 a.m., 9:52 a.m., 9:54 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. japan time on thursday, two japan self defense force helicopters have prayed water on the crippled number three reactor building at the fukushima daiichi power plant. each helicopter is cape able of
exactly what jojoba is, what it's used for, why it's grown in the desert, we've got to find not fields of dead jojoba, but fields of live jojoba. and that's what the rest of this adventure is all about. we're going in search of green, living jojoba. i knew there had to be some live jojoba nearby. so we headed into and quickly through the town of desert center. and then we got on kaiser road and after a few miles driving through some really empty terrain, we got off kaiser road onto an even smaller road, bumped along through the dust and finally saw something off in the distance, civilization, and what ended up being fields and fields and fields of live healthy jojoba. give us a wave, we have hit the jojoba jackpot. we've found some live people and a beautiful green living, thriving jojoba plant in the middle of a whole field of 'em, introduce yourself to everybody. >> i am donna charpied, nice to see you huell. >> nice to meet you. >> i'm larry charpied, nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you, the charpieds, now you know this whole adventure, we are in search of living jojoba. so far to
the previous day. u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke has indicated america's economy is growing at a faster pace than last year but he cautions over soaring oil prices over continuing soaring prices in the arab world. >> sustained rises in the price 0 of oil and other commodities will be a threat to overall growth and price stability. >> reporter: bernanke submitted the policy report to congress on tuesday. he said commodity prices are high due to growing demand in emerging economies. referring to the current economic situation in the u.s., bernanke said there is increased evidence that a self sustaining recovery in consumer and business spending may be taking hold. he added the risk of deflation has become negligent libl. he said it could be several years before the unemployment rate returns to a normal level. noting the housing sector remains exception ally weak. he stressed the deed to ease monetary measures. >>> the european ministry has updated the forecast for the euro zone. they said the latest forecast of 1.6% growth this year is 0.1 percentage points higher than predict
of the number two and three reactors has yet to begin. the tokyo electric power company is going to use a synthetic resin to try to prevent radioactive dust from bomg airborne or from being washed into the sea. the company will try to use the resin around the reactor buildings. the ren solidifies and becomes water resistant when it tries. tepco wants to check in it will contain the contamination before it uses it more widely. >> the head of the french company subsidiary in japan made a pledge in an interview with nhk. >> reporter: somer have is one of the world's largest conglomerates. itsceo arrived together in japan along with experts. the purpose of the visit is to remove the contaminated te >> i'm going to meet the people in charge and assess the situation. >> reporter: areva is based in france, the world's second largest nuclear energy nation. using remote controlled robot, the company has the capability to access theigy radicte areas. the company is top class in its technology of removing contamination of radiation. the company has a track record of caring out decommissioning of n
radioactive water, first we have to recover it and that will be used for this purpose? >> you can see this white tank there. there are three white tanks. >> this is a fire engine, yes, and this tank appears to be very big. >> well, yeah, it can contain the order amounting to 2,000 tons, and these tanks have not been damaged by the tsunami. so highly contaminated water can be collected into this -- these white tanks after it is pumping to the condenser. >> they're already filled with water? >> yes. because of that, we would like to use this first tank. it's a huge tank. so the water will be transferred from the condenser to the surge tank. >> there's quite a bit of distance here. you have to carry the water over this distance? >> you can see a number of fire trucks, and by using these -- the pumper trucks, they're going to transfer the contaminated water. >> we have another photograph. this was taken on the 24th. the number 4 is in the front. it's from a different angle. >> you can see the sea on the right-hand side. >> this is the south end? >> and you can see the number 1, number 2,
, and ordinarily the emergency diesel engines that should have been used to cool down the reactors have all gone out of function. every possible method has been used to cool down the reactor. however, for reactor number 1 and reactor number 3 hydrogen came out, causing a hydrogen explosion. and also for reactor 4 we have seen fire. and radiation has spread from these reactors and the reading of the level seems very high. and there is still a very high risk of further radioactive material coming out from the fukushima number 1 nuclear power pla plant. a 20-kilometer radius has become an area for evacuation. most of the people have evacuated from this area we need now for everybody to move out of the 20-kilometer radius from the number one plant. and in areas from 20 to 30 kilometers from the power plant, depending on what happens at the power plant, we would like to ask you to remain indoors, at home or in your offices. we would like to ask you to remain indoors and avoid going outside. for fukushima number 2 nuclear power plant already people have almost all evacuated from the 10-kilometer radiu
. here to tell us more about the latest instructions on vegetables and the possible affects on the human body is hideki. >> the prime minister announced he's suspending the shipment and intake of vegetables s suspected to be contaminated with radiation. what is your reaction? >> vegetables are not contaminated have been found one after another. if people are consuming them as they are possible health hazard is suspected. so, as a measure to protect people's health the government discourages such produce to be shipped to the market. and to keep them away from consumers. >>> translator: i'm sure that many people are concerned over the announcement. how hazardous are they to the health? >>> translator: with a level that it dent fied now, there's no immediate negative impact to the health. how immediate is it? that's the concern of many people. there are two meanings there. that if you keep ingesting such vegetables several days, you will not suffer nausea or any kind of abnormality of the plood. any acute symptoms will probably not appear. and other concern is that the higher incidence of
to begin. he will update us on the developments at the fukushima power plant. we have been looking at the smoke billowing from fukushima number one power plant. we don't know -- we haven't got any information as to which reactor it is coming from. we are waiting for the, all the information and data as the story develops. this footage you are looking at was taken about a half hour ago by nhk helicopter flying 30 kilometers away from the plant. you can see that white smoke is billowing. we do not know whether it was ignited by fire, or if it was a hydrogen explosion caused by heat in the reactor. we are right now waiting for a press conference to begin by chief cabinet secretary yukio edano to update us on the developments at fukushima power plants. an nhk helicopter has been taking footage of what appears to be white smoke billowing from the fukushima daiichi power plant. the footage was taken -- this footage, you can see, was taken around 30 minutes ago from 30 kilometers from the nuclear power plant. nhk helicopter was positioned more than 30 kilometers from the nuclear power pla
, medical equipment was destroyed by the quake and cannot be used because of power outages. there's also a shortage of medicine and deliveries have been slow. >>> work to distribute aid and recover the bodies of the victims continues in areas devastated by the quake and tsunami but such efforts are yet to rooch remote areas located far from the centers. we visited one such place in iwate prefecture. >>> translator: this is four kilometers from the center of kanashi city. people are living in a small community in the mountains. authorities still do not know about the existence of such people and aid has been very slow in reaching them. the sdf has only delivered to them very small amounts of food. this woman says she has picked up what she found among the debris. they are trying to supplement their supplies with food they have found among the debris. in order to survive the cold, they built a bathtub from pieces of debris and broken buildings. what are you burning? >>> translator: the fuel is the remainders of my house that was washed away by the tsunami. he says it feels pathetic. this t
such issues as the four russian held islands. >>> derogatory remarks by a u.s. government official about the people of okinawa have increased the difficult ty of relocating the station in the prefecture. they are outraged by kents made by kev kev, a u.s. state department official. maher described them as masters of manipulation and extortion in their negotiations with the central government within okinawa's local government, anger is rising over the remarks. >> he served as a council general in okinawa for several years. it's rather pathetic that, as a diplomate, he has such a poor understanding of the situation. it makes the futenma issue more complicated. >> they voted unanimously in favor of a resolution urging maher to retract his comments and apologize. >>> translator: maher's remarks trampled on the feelings of the okinawa people. the remark he made were mocking, disparaging and inexcusable. >> reporter: in a phone conversation on tuesday, japan's chief cabinet secretary launched a statement saying if true the comments were introept. in response roos said expressed his regrets that
that an observation using a gps earthquake tracker showed that the ground at the observatory had moved about four meters to the east. the committee concluded that all four expected focal regions were synchronized. they cover a stretch of a few hundred kilometers from waters off miyagi prefecture to waters off ibaraki prefecture. the committee's shairm said further evaluation of the quake is needed when more data have been collected. he said only then it will be possible to determine whether a quake with a magnitude of 7.3 on wednesday was a warning of the bigger quake that followed. >>> earlier, the japan meteorological agency held a news conference and it warned that more tsunami ss could hit japan's coast. the official says some areas could be hit by repeatedly by tsunami waves. he warned residents to stay in safe areas and not go near the coast. he said that looking at tidal patterns, the waves seem to be subsiding but warned residents to stay on the alert. the agency is now monitoring the waves and assessing the damage level. the official says strong and frequent aftershocks may also be felt
. cobalt 58 was below the legal limit. >> translator: considering the use of the area, we do not consider this is going to pose any immediate threat to human bodies. concerning the result of measurement, currently the cabinet minister, the safety commission is assessing the data currently. this is the superior body to the safety agency. so far the samples taken from only one location and this may not be sufficient to draw any appropriate conclusion. there was an announcement earlier by the science ministry that there is going to begin monitoring of the ocean and tokyo electric power company continued to survey. >>> tokyo electric power company has resumed work to bring electricity to the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant as part of efforts to regain cooling functions. by monday workers had attached power cables to all six reactors, but with the number three and number four reactors still being sprayed with water monday it may be some time before the electricity can be switched on. >> translator: we are now joined by nuclear expert showita iwata of the university of tokyo. thank you ve
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